Things were not going Erica Hahn’s way. Not only had she been scolded for being a bad teacher but Yang had heard every word of it. She didn’t want to admit it but her pride had taken a big hit. Erica was proud of what she did, of being the best. She knew people respected her for her abilities and professionalism. Now all of that would lessen because Yang had a hard time accepting her teaching methods. But that wasn’t the only reason things weren’t going her way. No, that night had had one more surprise for the cardiothoracic surgeon.
Erica wanted to get away from Seattle Grace Hospital as fast as possible but she couldn’t find her keys. She was rummaging through her purse when she heard a familiar voice. The words spoken hadn’t registered until Callie said her name. “What?” Erica asked. She looked expectantly at the raven haired beauty. Erica noticed the otherwise confident woman was looking extremely nervous. She saw Callie struggling to find her words before the other doctor looked down at her lips and kissed her.
Callie had kissed her … and Erica had kissed back. That kiss had changed everything. She didn’t know what to do. For the past few days both women had been avoiding each other and Erica was going crazy. She missed her best friend. She didn’t know what Callie had been thinking when she initiated the kiss. Was it curiosity? Was it payback for her little elevator stunt? Were they still friend? Erica’s head had been swimming with all these questions. After another hard day at Seattle Grace Hospital, Erica found herself on the stairs leading up to the hospital roof. Callie had told her the roof was one of her favorite places to clear her head and that was exactly what Erica needed. She pushed open the heavy door to the roof only to see the other woman stare out at the city.
Erica looked at the other woman not sure what to do next. Should she leave Callie alone? Should she go over and talk to her? Had Callie even noticed her? While she was asking herself all these questions she couldn’t help but notice the other doctor’s posture. Callie was hugging herself tightly, sighing from time to time while she stared out at the city.
“She looks so lost.” Erica thought. She wanted to walk over and hug her best friend. She wanted to tell Callie everything would work out. They would go to Joe’s, have a few drinks, play a game of darts and everything would be fine. They could just forget the entire thing had ever happened. But everything wasn’t fine and Erica couldn’t forget. That kiss had changed everything and the blonde surgeon didn’t know how to fix it. She heard Callie sigh again and felt like she was intruding.
Erica took a step backwards, her eyes never leaving the woman in front of her. She wasn't looking where she was going and hit the open door with her elbow. "God dammit!" she yelled as she rubbed her elbow with her other hand, "A double valve replacement is no problem but walking through a door is a challenge!" All of a sudden she remembered she wasn't alone. Erica stared at the ground, afraid to look in Callie's direction. There was no way the brunette hadn't heard her.